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(CNN Student News) -- November 10, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What do you think might be some of the challenges facing journalists who cover the president of the United States? How do you think that reporting on the president at the White House might be different from reporting on him during a trip?

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Ash Affects Trip

What were some of the issues that President Obama addressed during his trip to Indonesia? Why do you think that President Obama chose to travel to Indonesia?

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What personal history does President Obama have with Indonesia? In your opinion, might this history have an impact on the relationship between Indonesia and the United States? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Transition Planning

What actions are Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives taking in the wake of last week's midterm elections?

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Do you think that these two parties will be more likely or less likely to work together during the next congressional session? State your rationale.

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Breaking the Mold

What is the Cash for Work program? What kinds of work are the Afghan women seen doing in the video? Why do you think that the sight of Afghan women working is described as "shocking" in the report?

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According to the segment: How much money can the women who participate in the Cash for Work program earn? How does that compare to salaries for men in Afghanistan?

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What do the women featured in the video say about their jobs? What are some of the reasons they give for working?

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In your opinion, what could be done to increase the acceptance of women as part of the Afghan work force? How do you think that this idea might be received by other Afghans? Explain.

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Trick Football Play

What trick play did a middle school football team run recently? What was your opinion of the play?

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